Pond and Stream Dipping for Adults

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Winnall Moors Nature Reserve

Durngate Place

Winchester

SO23 8DX

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You will learn all about the fascinating wildlife species that live in our rivers and ponds.

About this Event

Water is teaming with life so you are sure to find lots of interesting creatures on this course. During the morning you will learn:

How to use a key to identify the creatures you will findThe techniques of safe pond and stream dippingHow to compare the pond and stream environments

Why should the kids have all the fun? Come along and have a go.

This is a fun but structured course which includes:

•Kick Sampling

•River Fly Sampling

•Surveying Techniques

•Using Identification Keys

Susan is a certified riverfly tutor and is on hand for questions and discussion.

Is this course for me?

This is an ideal course for beginners to have a go at pond and stream dipping and learn about the mysterious creatures you will find.

When and where?

Friday 24th April 2020– 9.30am to 12.30pm

Please arrive 10 minutes before the course start.

Winnall Moors, Winchester

Meet at the Durngate entrance to Winnall Moors, SO23 8DX opposite the Willow Tree pub OS grid reference SU 486 297.

Parking is available in the Durngate car park, this is a pay and display car park so please bring change for the parking meters.

What do I need to bring?

•Appropriate warm and waterproof clothing for the weather on the day

•Clean wellies

•Packed lunch or snack and drinks

•If driving please bring change for parking meters

Other information

Over the past few months there has been an increased drug use issue on the reserve and consequently drug paraphernalia has been found on a few occasions. The site is always checked before an event and although we follow the full risk assessment we need to make you aware of this issue.

Your tutor - Susan Simmonds – Engagement Officer

Susan has a lifelong passion for wildlife and graduated in Environmental Science, she has worked and volunteered in the conservation sector for over 20 years. Susan is also a sessional lecturer at Sparsholt College on the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management degree.

Susan has a Certificate to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) and enjoys teaching her skills through courses like plant species identification and mammal tracks and signs to others.

She has a desire to make a difference and to play a part in conserving our natural world and believes that she can do this through passing on knowledge and enthusiasm and therefore empowering others. She loves species identification and regularly teaches wildflower identification; water vole survey techniques and more recently river fly surveying.

Susan loves the outdoors and spends her free time hiking and cycling. She's currently also training to be a Duke of Edinburgh leader.

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